After a disappointing bottom finish in the Iowa Caucus on Monday night, Rick Santorum has decided to suspend his Presidential campaign for 2016.
It is very disappointing that the best candidate on both sides of the aisle with the best plan to restore America to her former glory was not taken that seriously by many people as he was in 2012. With too many candidates with similar views and the emergence of Donald Trump, it was very difficult for the only GOP candidate that backs American labor to catch on.
Since his name will most likely still appear on the Massachusetts ballot on March 1st (because of paperwork), I will still vote for him, even if he is not actively campaigning. If he is not, I will still write him in. (I suggest you do too!)
Another probable reason for this decision is due to the fact of Pope Francis. Being a Catholic who criticizes the Pope for his heretical statements may have thought (among persons of all faiths) that Santorum is a schismatic for doing so. (He is not.)
If Trump wins the GOP nomination, I hope he picks Rick Santorum as his running mate. Both want to build a wall along the Mexican border and have similar views on immigration.
However, because of Trump's demeanor poses him at-risk for impeachment, Santorum would and can be commander-in-chief today. According to the 22nd Amendment, if Trump were to win the White House and were removed from office before January 20, 2019, heir Santorum can run for two four-year terms.
If Santorum wishes to run again, it might be best for him to run a third-party campaign to guarantee his name on the November ballot.